Guitar in London Series 9th June2019-08-15T15:02:04+00:00

Guitar in London

During 2019 we present young talent as well as more established guitarists from around the world, including many UK debuts as well as premieres of new commissioned work. The venue is the beautiful, intimate Cervantes Theatre located in an exciting, rapidly developing part of London, south of the river.

Tom Kerstens, Artistic Director IGF

Next Concert

Sunday 22nd September – 3pm



Joe Cutler ((UK, b.1968)
Marinus (IGF Commission, 2018)

Joaquín Rodrigo (Spain, 1901–1999)
Invocación y Danza

William Lovelady (UK, b.1945)

Will Scott recently graduated with First Class Honours from the Royal College of Music where he studied classical guitar under Gary Ryan, Carlos Bonell and Chris Stell, and jazz guitar with Milton Mermikides. He has also taken part in master classes with internationally renowned guitarists such as John Williams and Craig Odgen. During his school years, Will played in Guitar Circus, one of the UK’s most prestigious youth guitar ensembles and played electric guitar in the Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra. Will was the winner of the 2014 mid-Kent Young Musician of the Year and the Tunbridge Wells Recital Prize and recently won the 2018 RCM guitar prize. He has played at IGF’s London Guitar Festival at Kings Place and at other venues such as the South Bank Centre, The V&A and Elgar Rooms, Albert Hall. Will’s guitar playing has also been used for a BBC documentary about the Portuguese artist Paula Rego.


Elogio de la guitarra

J. S. Bach​​​ (Germany, 1685–175)
Chaconne (from Violin Partita No.2
in D minor BWV 1004)

Johann Kasper Mertz (Slovakia, 1806–1856)

Joaquín Rodrigo (Spain, 1901–1999)
Por los campos de España
​​​​​​Junto al Generalife​
​​​​​​En los trigales​​
​​​​​​En tierra de Jerez​

Federico Moreno-Torroba ​​(Spain, 1891–1982)
Castillos de España
​​​​​​Manzanares del real​

Roberto Tascini is one of Italy’s foremost classical guitarists, active both as a soloist and ensemble player. He has performed in more than 20 countries worldwide. Roberto has premiered numerous contemporary works, and has to his credit many recordings including Euro Teodori’s Ad Parnassum and Music for winds & guitars with the EON Guitar Quartet. As a soloist he has recorded Suites y sonatas de latino america featuring music by Antonio Lauro, Gentil Montana and Alberto Ginastera and in 2013 The winter of our discontent with the Royal Winter Music I & II by Hans Werner Henze which was published in the Guitar Collection. In 2017 Roberto released Obsequio à el Maestro, a CD devoted to the music of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.He is Artistic Director of the International Guitar Festival Joaquin Rodrigo since 2006, and currently teaches guitar at the Conservatory ‘Paisiello’ in Taranto, Italy.

Upcoming concerts in the series:

  • 22nd September

  • 13th October

  • 24th November

The Venue

Cervantes Theatre
Arch 26, Old Union Arches,
229 Union Street,
London SE1 0LR

TICKETS: on the door and at
General: £12 Concessions: £10
18 and under: free


How to get there:

3 minute walk (2 minutes if you’re running late!) from Southwark tube station (Jubilee line)
9 minute walk from Borough tube station (Northern line)
14 minute walk from Elephant & Castle tube station (Bakerloo and Northern lines)
12 minute walk from Blackfriars (Circle and District lines)
14 minute walk from Waterloo tube station (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern, Waterloo & City lines)
6 minute walk from Waterloo East (Southeastern)
12 minute walk from Waterloo rail station (South West trains)
12 minute walk from Blackfriars (Southeastern and Thameslink)
14 minute walk from Elephant & Castle (Southeastern and Thameslink)
3 minute walk from the Southwark Station bus stop, served by numbers 45, 63, 100, N63 and N89


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